An Insanely Awesome Addon, Abandoned! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the original version of Forecastfox, which was and is the best weather addon for Firefox, hands down. Sadly, the original dev abandoned it. (Aww...) Happily, a chap from the Ukraine has issued a fixed version. (Yay!) Get the fixed version, which works fine in Firefox 41...

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

After a long fight with the add-on not working anymore, I found the cloned "fix version", which does the job on my FF 33 at home.
At work, I need to use FF 17.0.11, and there the "fix version" is NOT compatible. Even editing the FF version in install.rdf doesn't help.
Anyway, a comment at the clone add-on has led me back to here, and THIS add-on seems to be working fine again.

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You're looking in the wrong place Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on's been abandoned. The new location for this addon is to go to Forecastfox (fix version)


Incompatible With Firefox 37.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Why is Firefox saying that Forecastfox is incompatible with Firefox 37.0.1 ?

It is working fine. Please remove the incompatibility flag.

Awesome Tool bar forecast with radar pulldown! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is by far the best toolbar weather app! Love how it has the forecast for X days, plus super awesome that you hover over the radar symbol and a nice animated radar appears!

It's Back! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many, many thanks for bringing this back -- by far the best weather forecast add-on.

Works fine on Waterfox 34.01 (even though the add-ons page says it's not available for FF 34.01).

I like it in the toolbar at the bottom of the page (default location) where it's immediately noticeable. If you don't have a toolbar (which Mozilla keeps trying to kill, for unknown reasons), search the add-ons to find a toolbar restorer.

Please Update for Firefox 36.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Please Update it for Firefox 36.0

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best weather add on!!!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Forget this version, just head over to the new release. Its the same thing except this one works:

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Forecastfox (fix version) 2.2.4a:

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I am using Forecastfox 2.2.4 for FF36 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Everything seemed to work fine now. The 'Now' weather updates every hour and I am getting all the forecast days: 2, 3, 4, 5 days or however I choose. If you are using the older version of Forecastfox you need to disable, delete. Google Forecastfox 2.2.4 and disregard the warning security message for download..

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Where is the developer? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Yesterday I tried my hometown again, but it came up with old data. Tried a nearby larger city and FCF updated ok. Today the current conditions (now) tab is updating, but the today and next day tabs still a day behind and not updating.
Where is the developer of this add-on? Why is he not responding to our issues? If he doesn't want to mess with it any longer, at least release the source code into the public domain so someone else can pick it up. Many of us have sent a note to both his address here and also to AccuWeather, but no response from either one.
There is a Google group that is actively following the problems with FCF too.
Still one star rating until it works again, then five stars for sure.

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"Mozilla has marked this version as incompatible with your Firefox version." Again... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sigh. "Mozilla has marked this version as incompatible with your Firefox version."

I am getting ever so tired of this. Incompatible with 34.0.5, so I update, and now the message changes version, that's all.

The 'Install anyway' fails, same smarmy message.

What is the current wisdom for getting around this, or is there an update to Forecastfox in the chute? I have used this extension for quite some time, would love to continue doing so. Inertia, I guess, but it does everything I need it to, not much I don't need it to, and has always been well-behaved for me.

Any advice yet?

Change location? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can't change the location. In the small popup box, the change location button does nothing and it appears to be greyed out. There's a spinning graphic. What is this?

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

My temporary solution:

I changed the lines 8 and 9 of the accuweather-adapter.js

I removed the metric and the langId property. When forecastfox tries to open the url with the other properties I get an error most of the time. With this modification I get a valid xml file and forecastfox updates the weather correctly.

I can't edit the options, maybe some of you has more time, so I use my old configuration. I don't know if this works with new forecastfox installations.

Doesnt' work for me.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Not sure if it's caused by my network here at work, but using this proxy doesn't work for me. All I get is connection error when the proxy is on. I will try it at home later and see what happens. The weird part is, the radar works fine, it's just the daily forecast display that's inaccurate.

PROXY Firefox and it updates weather data perfectly! Here's how! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Regular Firefox with regular Forecastfox installed *WORKS PERFECTLY IF* you use the PROXY set to under port number 8118 while running the Tor/Vidalia bundle.
To be CLEAR! Do NOT use "Tor Browser". Not that thing.
We're using *Regular Firefox* folks, but connect it through Tor/Vidalia by going to:
Tools --> Options --> Network --> Settings --> and port 8118.
Then to really streamline it, use the bottom line which says "No proxy for:" and add the sites you do NOT want proxied.
Like so,,,, and so on, but notice the comma at the end of each followed by a space OR simply turn the proxy on and off whenever you want Forecastfox to update weather data.

WHY does this work? I have no idea, but it DOES work all of the time every time.

I hope this helps!

On a side note, I SUSPECT the reason could be because our ISP's are caching data which gives us all two or three day old weather data, but when we go through the proxy server it actually connects to accuweather like it should do in the first place OR another possibility could be that accuweather is *blocking* requests from that part of their website for huge IP ranges, but somehow the IP's the Tor network runs on are not block as of YET.
Just a couple of guesses.
The bottom line is this - If you love this add-on, follow my instructions above and it'll work again regardless of why. It works!

fixing incorrect days Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great app,been using it for years.
Recently the days were off by a few days.
I tried the suggestions below and deleting the sqlite file fixed it
but just for a short time.
After much fooling around,I added a second location and had it
automatically switch every minute. Worked great,kept correct days. I then removed the second location which I added as a test and my original location is working great.
I use Chicago,added Aurora,CHANGED Aurora to primary and
deleted Chicago,then added Chicago back and finally deleted Aurora. It has been working correctly.
Good Luck.

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Broken! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Tried Alexxx's suggestion below. Unfortunately, it did not work for me. Extended forecast seems OK, but current conditions are wrong. It displays data from many hours ago, not current.